Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Smart, PSF, AKFI Lead “Alay sa Boracay” Gift-Giving Program

PSF president Esther Santos (right) hands out a package to a Boracay resident during the relief distribution program.
Residents on Boracay Island recently received relief assistance at a gift-giving activity conducted by Smart Communications, PLDT-Smart Foundation (PSF) and Alagang Kapatid Foundation Inc. (AKFI)

Initiated by Smart’s sales and distribution group, “Alay sa Boracay” held at One Central provided locals and members of the Ati community with supplies and means to augment their livelihood.

Christian Lee eyeing important bounce-back win against Edward Kelly at ONE: BEYOND THE HORIZON

After falling short in his first bid to capture a world championship in the sport, Singaporean contender Christian “The Warrior” Lee returns to the cage to take on Team Lakay featherweight dynamo Edward “The Ferocious” Kelly at ONE: BEYOND THE HORIZON on Saturday, 8 September at the Baoshan Arena in Shanghai, China. 

For the 20-year old star out of Evolve MMA in Singapore, it is a chance to get back on track after suffering just his second career defeat in eleven professional mixed martial arts bouts when he failed to dethrone reigning two-division kingpin Martin Nguyen for the ONE Featherweight World Championship back in May. 

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Philippine Box-Office “CRAZY” For “RICH ASIANS” As Milestone Film Opens At No. 1

The Philippine box-office laid out the red carpet for Warner Bros. Pictures’ “Crazy Rich Asians” as Filipino movie fans rushed to the cinemas and gave the romantic comedy a record-breaking P82.7-M gross in five days, victoriously opening at No.1.

This was announced today by Francis Soliven, General Manager of Warner Bros. Philippines.

Peter Dinklage In HBO Films’ “MY DINNER WITH HERVE” Debuts This October Exclusively On HBO

HBO Original Films’ MY DINNER WITH HERVE, starring Golden Globe® and Primetime Emmy® winner Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones; Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri) and Jamie Dornan (Fifty Shades franchise; The Fall) will debut same time as the U.S. on Sunday, October 21 at 8am, with a same day encore at 11pm, exclusively on HBO GO and HBO.

adidas Running launches brand-new PureBOOST GO, created specifically for thrilling city running

Adapt to the city streets and experience the thrill of urban running with the new adidas PureBOOST GO

After introducing a limited release black and white colourway in early July, adidas Running now presents PureBOOST GO – a silhouette created especially for the street runner. Designed for changing directions, the highly adaptive shoe offers a running experience that’s both thrilling and accessible for all. 

Muhammad Aiman expecting war against China’s Chen Lei at ONE: BEYOND THE HORIZON

Muhammad “Jungle Cat” Aiman will be heading into hostile territory in his next trip to the ONE Championship ring. 

The 23-year-old Malaysian martial artist is slated to face China’s own “Rock Man” Chen Lei in a three-round bantamweight contest at ONE: BEYOND THE HORIZON on Saturday, 8 September at the Baoshan Arena in Shanghai, China. 

While he will be having an arena full of fans cheering against him, Aiman is looking to keep his winning momentum going, as the Negeri Sembilan native is nothing short of excited at the opportunity of challenging an undefeated prospect such as Chen. 

Srisaket Sor Runvisai faces off with Iran Diaz at ONE: KINGDOM OF HEROES Open Workout

The largest global sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), recently held the official ONE: KINGDOM OF HEROES Open Workout at Nakornloung Promotion Gym in Bangkok, Thailand. Set for the Impact Arena on 6 October, ONE: KINGDOM OF HEROES will feature The Ring and WBC Super Flyweight World Champion Srisaket Sor Rungvisai of Thailand, as he defends his title against challenger Iran “MagnifiKO” Diaz of Mexico.

In attendance at the Open Workout were Srisaket Sor Rungvisai, Iran Diaz, as well as ONE Championship athletes Rika “Tinydoll” Ishige, Sagetdao “Deadly Star” Petpayathai and Petchmorrakot Wor. Sangprapai.

Srisaket Sor Rungvisai is one of the most celebrated pugilists in Thailand’s history, winning the prestigious WBC Super Flyweight World Title on two occasions. Holding a professional record of 46-4-1 with 41 knockouts, Sor Rungvisai is ranked No. 5 on the pound-for-pound best boxers list of Boxrec.com and No. 7 on The Ring Magazine’s rankings. After regaining the WBC Super Flyweight World Title in March 2017 and then successfully defending it two times, Sor Rungvisai will now defend his WBC World Title in ONE Championship's historical event in Thailand, ONE: KINGDOM OF HEROES.

SM Little Stars celebrates talents of Filipino kids

A budding singer from Fairview and a promising dancer from Bacoor were hailed as grand winners in this year's SM Little Stars, SM Supermalls’ annual kiddie-talent competition. Aleynah Cassedine Redillas and Satriani Lancelot Acot sang and danced their way to victory during the recent competition’s grand finals held at the SM Cinema Center Stage, SM Mall of Asia.

The other top finalists also wowed the audience with their cute and shining performances. They are Rhemaya Ruth Simpson, Andrea Taft, Sandrex Marky Cua, Alyssa Anne Muckey, Ysabella Espinosa, Billy Xander Lontayao, Sylvannah Jamie Manuelaurice Garcia, and Queencess Clever Mauricio.

Monday, August 27, 2018

Iron Man 3 Director Shane Black helms latest “THE PREDATOR” Movie

The hunt has evolved in the latest action-thriller “The Predator” where a young child named Rory (Jacob Tremblay, “Room”) unknowingly triggers alien technology in their basement sneaked out by his estranged father, Quinn McKenna (Boyd Holbrook) from a military mission in Mexico.   

All-day confidence with Blackwater Deo Soap

Level up your hygiene and confidence with Blackwater’s Deo Soap (P32) for men with active ingredients that fight body odor-causing germs. Get it in four variants: Fiery Red, Green Horizon, Grey Marble, and Ultra Marine for an all-day fresh and confident feeling. 

WBC approves use of ONE Championship ring in Srisaket Sor Rungvisai’s world title defense

The World Boxing Council (WBC) has given its stamp of approval for ONE Championship to use its five-rope ring in Srisaket Sor Rungvisai’s defense of his sought-after super flyweight crown against Mexican challenger Iran “MagnifiKO” Diaz.

Sor Rungvisai is set to make his debut in ONE Championship, a Singapore-based mixed martial arts organization that was established in 2011.

Japanese mixed martial arts heritage very much alive in ONE Championship

The largest sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship will soon be leaving their mark in “The Land of the Rising Sun” as the world’s premier martial arts organization will soon be breaking into one of the biggest martial arts markets in all of Asia: Japan. 

After seven years of dominating the biggest markets in Asia, ONE Championship will finally be making its highly-anticipated debut in Japan with what’s sure to be a stacked card in Tokyo this coming March of 2019. 

Kicking the excitement off will be a massive ONE Championship Press Conference on Thursday, 23 August at the Ballroom of the Park Hyatt Tokyo, expected to be graced by the biggest stars in martial arts. 

The much awaited BLIMS Warehouse Sale is now here

Enjoy great savings at the BLIMS WAREHOUSE SALE! From Aug. 29 to Sept. 2

Come and visit Home Factory Outlets MANDALUYONG at #14 Williams St., Brgy. Highway Hills, Mandaluyong City (BEHIND UNILAB or TV5)

Danny Kingad’s troubled past led him to compassionate father figure

Danny “The King” Kingad is focused on becoming an elite mixed martial artist in ONE Championship as he has made enormous strides towards achieving his goal to be one of the top flyweights in the world today.

Following his heartbreaking defeat at the hands of then-ONE Flyweight World Champion Adriano “Mikinho” Moraes in November of last year, Kingad was determined to rebuild his self-confidence and further develop his grappling skills.

Kingad has displayed those newfound aspects of his game in his subsequent two victories, including his impressive all-around performance against Chinese prospect Ma Hao Bin last June in Macau, China.

As he tries to build some momentum towards a second crack at the ONE Flyweight World Championship, Kingad stressed that his journey to mixed martial arts success would not have been possible without the guidance of one selfless man.

Up and coming actor Myles Truitt stars as unlikely hero destined for greatness in “KIN”

14-year-old African-American Eli (Myles Truitt) lives in Detroit with his adoptive father Hal (Dennis Quaid), a compassionate yet strict construction site supervisor and widower who senses Eli falling into delinquency. While exploring an abandoned building site looking for materials to scrap for extra money, Eli happens upon the aftermath of an otherworldly shoot-out. In the debris, he finds an unusual-looking metallic box and takes it home. He doesn’t know what it is, but holding it seems to activate it, and Eli decides to guard it preciously.

Crazy Rich Asians' Lead Henry Golding Stars Opposite Blake Lively & Anna Kendrick In “A Simple Favor”

Fresh from his phenomenal blockbuster hit “Crazy Rich Asians,” Henry Golding stars in the latest love triangle thriller “A Simple Favor” with Blake Lively and Anna Kendrick.   A Simple Favor”” is a stylish post-modern suburban noir directed by Paul Feig that centers around Stephanie Smothers (Kendrick), a mommy vlogger who seeks to uncover the truth behind her best friend Emily Nelson's (Lively) sudden disappearance from their small town. Stephanie is joined by Emily's husband Sean (Golding) in this modern-day thriller filled with twists and betrayals, secrets and revelations, love and loyalty, murder and revenge.

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Samara Santos sees success as way to reciprocate her family’s support

Brazilian women’s strawweight contender Samara “Marituba” Santos will have the opportunity of a lifetime in her ONE Championship debut. 

At ONE: BEYOND THE HORIZON on Saturday, 8 September at the Baoshan Arena in Shanghai, China, Santos will be challenging reigning titleholder and hometown favorite “The Panda” Xiong Jing Nan for the ONE Women’s Strawweight World Championship. 

After mainly competing in her home country of Brazil, Santos is on the brink of making a name for herself on the international stage as capturing a world title will definitely be the highlight of her young career. 

While Santos’ mixed martial arts career could be headed to new heights in Shanghai, things were not always this promising for the Marituba native. 

As is often the case, Santos’ parents were not exactly thrilled that their daughter was a mixed martial artist. 

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Lifelong underdog Stergos Mikkios looking to defy the odds once again at ONE: BEYOND THE HORIZON

Stergos “The Greek Dynamite” Mikkios is no stranger to adversity as long before he first laced a pair of Muay Thai gloves however, Mikkios was already battling the odds.

At the age of six, Mikkios was sent to an orphanage in Greece after his parents split up. 

At 11 years old, he was forced to move back to his birthplace of the United States and live with his grandparents after the orphanage he was living in closed down. 

Friday, August 24, 2018

Honorio Banario eyes sixth straight victory in Shanghai

They say success is forged in the fires of defeat. For former ONE Featherweight World Champion Honorio “The Rock” Banario, his re-emergence as a top lightweight contender was sparked during the unlikeliest of times.

The Team Lakay veteran went on a five-bout skid between 2013 and 2015, and was on the verge of retirement when he decided to take a step away from competition to regain his bearings. 

KTM Philippines to raffle off a KTM 200 Duke during the Lucky Sa 9 – Motorsiklo Xklusibo 9th Year Anniversary

KTM Philippines will be raffling off a KTM 200 Duke motorcycle—the ultimate road bike with its strong racing DNA built on the core values of purity, performance, adventure, and extreme— in the 9th Anniversary celebration of popular radio program dedicated to the motorcycle industry, Motorsiklo Xklusibo. 

One Championship officially announces live event in Tokyo scheduled for March 2019

The largest global sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), just held a Press Conference announcing the promotion’s first live event in Tokyo, Japan, scheduled for 31 March 2019. Media from all across the globe gathered to participate in the Press Conference, which was led by Chairman and CEO of ONE Championship, Chatri Sityodtong.

Catch ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Nico Santos and Ken Jeong on Sony Channel’s sitcom series!

Find Nico Santos from the hit movie ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ familiar? He steals all the scenes as Mateo Liwanag on ‘Superstore’!  Superstore is a sitcom about an odd and colorful mix of store employees. Current season airs every Sunday at 8pm first and exclusive on Sony Channel.  

Sony Channel is available on Cablelink Channel 39, Cignal Channel 120, G Sat Channel 48, and SKYCable Channel 35.

TPB gears up for the county’s biggest travel trade event

The Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) is set to host the country’s biggest and significant travel trade event – the Philippine Travel Exchange (PHITEX), on August 28-30, 2018 at Marriot Grand Ballroom. This year’s PHITEX will once again promote the country as the premier tourist destination among some of the world’s biggest travel and tour buyers.

Testing limits at Filinvest City’s successful 6th Endurance Weekend

Filinvest City’s 6th Endurance Weekend proved to be the ultimate test of human strength and will with more than 200 participants riding through challenging yet exciting sets of bike courses at the Filinvest City MTB Pacific Rim.

Going against his parents’ wishes turned out to be the best move for Serbian Muay Thai star Ognjen Topic

Had Serbian-American kickboxer Ognjen Topic followed his parents’ wishes, it is more than likely that he would not be where he is today. 

Regarded as one of the best Muay Thai competitors to come out of the United States, he began as an avid follower of combat sports early in life, but it came with much hesitation from his mother and father. 

Coming to the United States from Serbia at the tender age of nine, Topic grew up in New Jersey and found himself becoming an ardent viewer of boxing matches. 

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Must-have Disney Toys at Toy Kingdom's Toy Expo 2018

Vampirina Bat-tastic Talking Vee & Friend
(Php 3,099.75)

• Vampirina: It’s an early Halloween treat with the all-new toy collection from Disney Junior’s Vampirina! Have a bat-tastic Vampirina time with the talking Vee doll and her pet, Wolfie. You can also get creative with your own friendly vampire adventures using the Scare B&B playset. 

Calling all kids and kids-at-heart: Get ready to shop for your favorite Disney, Marvel, and Star Wars characters at Toy Kingdom’s Toy Expo on August 24 to 26 at the SMX Convention Center at the Mall of Asia Complex in Pasay City. Be the first to see – and own – the newest Disney toys, debuting exclusively at the much-awaited annual event. 

Read on for the top must-have Disney toys at the Toy Kingdom Toy Expo 2018:

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

PLDT Home and Lendr team up to make strong Internet connection more affordable

Want to have strong internet connection at home, but just don’t have enough cash? No problem! You can now get the new PLDT Home Prepaid WiFi through affordable installment payments with Lendr!

PLDT Home Prepaid WiFi is PLDT’s first prepaid home broadband service powered by Smart LTE, the fastest mobile Internet in the country.

Easy to set up, the plug-and-play device also connects up to 5 devices simultaneously, and lets you enjoy PLDT’s pinakasulit home Internet with Home Boost 15, which comes with 1GB data valid for 1 day for only P15. Customers can enjoy Home Boost 15 as an add-on to promos like Home Boost 50 or up, for greater savings.

Singapore Zoo presents Rainforest Lumina, A first in Southeast Asia

Award-winning wildlife park celebrates 45th birthday with multimedia night walk through the rainforest; Themed “We are one”, Rainforest Lumina sheds light on how humans, animals, and nature are connected. 

Singapore’s award-winning wildlife attraction celebrates its 45th year since it first opened in 1973 with a new, illuminated multimedia night walk on the wild side that promises a sensory feast for visitors. 

Maxicare inaugurates new Wing at ManilaMed

Maxicare Healthcare Corporation, the country’s leading healthcare provider, recently opened its newest in-patient facility, the Wing, at the 8th floor of ManilaMed in Ermita, Manila. 

The new Maxicare facility will provide members with fast, seamless admission and discharge process, as well as quick access to ManilaMed’s medical practitioners and facilities. 

Coming-of-age crime thriller “KIN” Opens August 29

Filmmakers Jonathan and Josh Baker make their feature directorial debut with “Kin,” which is based on their acclaimed short film, “Bag Man.” The movie stars Jack Reynor (“Glassland”), Zoë Kravitz (“Mad Max: Fury Road”), Carrie Coon (“Gone Girl”), with Dennis Quaid (“The Day After Tomorrow”), and James Franco (“127 Hours”), and introducing newcomer Myles Truitt.

Fitbit Launches Charge 3 – Fitbit’s Number One Fitness Tracker, Now Better than Ever

Fitbit Charge 3 delivers premium swimproof design, our most advanced health and fitness features, and is our smartest tracker yet - all with up to 7 days battery life

Fitbit announces Sleep Score beta to help users better understand sleep quality; adds relative SpO2 sensor on Charge 3 for potential to track sleep disturbances that could indicate health issues like sleep apnea

Fitbit (NYSE: FIT), the leading global wearables brand, today announced Fitbit Charge 3™, the latest evolution of its Charge family of devices. Charge 3 features an elevated, premium swimproof design with a touchscreen display, 15+ goal-based exercise modes, essential smart features to stay connected to what matters most, up to 7 days battery life, and Fitbit’s most advanced sensor and algorithm technology in a tracker. Charge 3 will be available for PHP 9,990 starting November 2018.

Thought-provoking family drama on artificial intelligence “MARJORIE PRIME”

What if memories could be remembered for you – or forgotten for you? Memories are sometimes all we have to lean on. Sundance Film Festival winner (2017) “Marjorie Prime” takes us down memory lane taking place in a future intentionally left undefined where one’s fading memories are filled in by a program called Prime. 

Adapted from a play written by Jordan Harrison, “Marjorie Prime” reveals a future where one especially the elderly can have a ‘prime’ – a kind of replacement memory system programmed to accompany and help people keep their minds sharp.  Designed to be therapeutic as one deals with grief, primes can soften the blow of losing someone by having a hologram version of the dead.   

Iran Diaz enlists ex-champ Juan Francisco Estrada as training partner

Mexican contender Iran Diaz’s training camp for the first world title bout of his professional boxing career is already in high gear.

The 28-year-old native of Sonora, Mexico made no secret of needing all the help that he can get in order to be victorious and overthrow Srisaket Sor Rungvisai for the WBC Super Flyweight World Championship in the main event of ONE: KINGDOM OF HEROES, which emanates from the Impact Arena in Bangkok, Thailand on 6 October.

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Binge on Shonda Drama This August on Sony Channel

Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal lead this season’s line up

Shonda Rhimes’ drama series return on Sony Channel with new seasons of Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal this August.

Grey’s Anatomy Season 11

Seattle Grace Hospital doctors continue their professional and personal travails in its most gripping season yet.

This season places many of the doctors' personal relationships in serious jeopardy. Meredith Grey (Ellen Pompeo) struggles to regain a sense of normalcy both at home and in the hospital after best friend Cristina Yang (Sandra Oh) moves to another country. A new doctor, Maggie Pierce (Kelly McCreary), carries an explosive secret that turns Meredith's life upside down. While distance between Meredith and Derek (Patrick Dempsey) causes marriage friction and a devastating accident seals their fate.

Get Your Adrenaline Pumping This August on AXN

Watch out for new crime drama Instinct and the latest season of American Ninja Warrior: Ninja Vs. Ninja

Thrills and excitement come your way with new crime drama thriller Instinct and the latest season of the reality competition series American Ninja Warrior: Ninja Vs. Ninja this August on AXN.

Sony Pictures Television Networks, Asia Renews Partnership with SKY Cable in the Philippines

Sony Pictures Television (SPT) Networks, Asia has renewed its channel carriage with SKY Cable, the country’s largest cable operator, in a multi-year agreement. 

Effective this month, SKY Cable will continue the carriage of SPT Networks’ popular channel portfolio including general entertainment powerhouses AXN and Sony Channel; leading anime channel Animax and premium Japanese content channel, GEM. 

Armi Malaluan, Director and Business Head of AXN Networks Philippines, said, “SKY Cable and SPT Networks, Asia share a commitment to delivering only the best in entertainment across multiple genres. We have partnered with SKY Cable for over 17 years and together we have redefined the viewer experience in the Philippines. I look forward to our next chapter as we have some exciting content initiatives in the pipeline designed especially for our Filipino fans.” 

James Dumlao, Programming Head of Sky Cable, said, “We value our long-standing relationship with SPT Networks, Asia. This mutually beneficial partnership reaffirms our commitment to continuously deliver only the best content to our subscribers.” 

World’s #1 Leadership Thinker and Global Coach says 3 minutes daily is all that’s needed to change your life

Even the world’s top leadership coach admits he needs a helping hand to navigate through life and the decisions he has to make. And that’s perfectly okay.

Dr. Marshall Goldsmith, a best-selling author and the world’s #1 leadership thinker and executive coach from the USA, said that it’s OK to ask for help from others. While most people veer away from asking for help, Goldsmith actually urges everyone to get over the idea of being able to do everything alone.

“I do this exercise daily with a peer coach. I have someone call me to listen to me ask myself questions I wrote and provide the answers I wrote every day. Why I do this? I’m Marshall Goldsmith and I’m too cowardly to do this by myself,” said Goldsmith in a podcast with EntreLeadership.

Done with bantamweight, Martin Nguyen looks to continue reign in featherweight and lightweight divisions

After coming up short in his two bids to become a three-division world champion in ONE Championship, two-division titleholder Martin ‘The Situ-Asian’ Nguyen has decided to bid goodbye to the bantamweight division.

The reigning ONE Featherweight and Lightweight World Champion first tried to wrestle the ONE Bantamweight World Championship from reigning champion Bibiano ‘The Flash’ Fernandes at ONE: IRON WILL in Bangkok back in March, only to lose via split decision.

Yoshitaka Naito to defend One Strawweight World Championship against Joshua Pacio in rematch

The largest global sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), has just announced its return to Indonesia’s bustling capital city of Jakarta. The Jakarta Convention Center will once again play host to another exciting evening of world-class martial arts action. ONE: CONQUEST OF HEROES, set for Saturday, 22 September will see the biggest and brightest stars take to the ONE Championship cage to showcase their incredible skills. In the main event, reigning ONE Strawweight World Champion Yoshitaka Naito of Japan will defend his title against rising star Joshua Pacio of the Philippines.

Ticket information for ONE: CONQUEST OF HEROES is available at www.onefc.com.

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Essilor Eye Can Succeed campaign wins award at the 16th Philippine Quill Awards

Essilor’s Eye Can Succeed has once again bagged awards from yet another prestigious award-giving body, the 2018 Philippine Quill Awards held at the Marriott Grand Ballroom. 

Essilor’s Eye Can Succeed, which received the merit award for Communication Management under the Corporate Social Responsibility category, aims to help Filipino senior high school students achieve better sight by providing free eye check-ups and giving free eyeglasses to those in need. 

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Smile Train Welcomes Barbie Forteza to the Family as the Newest Celebrity Ambassador

Barbie Forteza Partners with Smile Train to Become the Organization’s Newest Celebrity Ambassador (From L-R: Joy Marcelo - Senior Talent Manager, Kimmy Coseteng-Flaviano - Smile Train Area Director for Southeast Asia, Barbie Forteza - Smile Train Celebrity Ambassador, and Simoun S. Ferrer - AVP, GMA Talent Imaging and Marketing)

Smile Train, the world’s leading cleft charity, has formally welcomed Barbie Forteza into the Smile Train family as the newest Celebrity Ambassador. With the help of GMA Artist Center, Forteza signed on with Smile Train on August 14. 

“I am very happy to be a part of Smile Train’s family,” says Forteza. “I know that Ate Marian [Rivera] is an enthusiastic supporter of the charity and I couldn’t wait to jump on board and help in my own way.”

Amir Khan seeks to win bout against Team Lakay vet for teammate-turned-mentor Eddie Ng

Although two years have passed, Eddie Ng’s razor-thin setback at the hands of former ONE Featherweight World Champion Honorio Banario is still fresh in Evolve MMA teammate Amir Khan’s memory.

Banario crossed paths with Ng in August 2016 on the undercard of ONE: HEROES OF THE WORLD in Macau, China, where the latter yielded to the Team Lakay representative in a high-octane contest by way of split decision.

Prominent Asian implant surgeons in convention at Manila

Top implant surgeons from Asia: James I-Sheng Huang from Taiwan, Sok Chenh Chhean from Cambodia and Gary Brillo from Manila were recently featured as key speakers at the 27th Philippine Academy of Implant Dentistry (PAID) Annual Convention and Induction Ceremony at the Okada Hotel Manila. 

Why debit cards are a millennial’s best partner in adulting

Millennials can unlock a lifestyle of travels and rewards for every transaction made with the CEB GetGo Debit Card
Millennials like to do things in their own way. Unlike the generations before them, these passionate young adults do not follow a specific formula for their lifestyles. They are spontaneous, excited, and always going against the flow in search for experiences that will make their lives worth living.

But if there’s one thing that millennials have in common with other generations, it is that they are also financially conscious. And in this modern age, millennials can enjoy the convenience of saving money and shopping for their needs and wants using a trusty debit card. Here are a few reasons why debit cards are preferred by many young Filipinos:

Filipino ONE Championship stars extend support to PH Wushu team in Asian Games

Many of the celebrated superstars in the constantly-evolving world of mixed martial arts have come from different martial arts backgrounds such as boxing, Muay Thai, wrestling and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

However, the extraordinary Chinese discipline of Wushu has given birth to many of the most talented athletes in the sport today, particularly in the Philippines, where its practitioners such as Eduard Folayang, Geje Eustaquio, Kevin Belingon and Rene Catalan smoothly transitioned to mixed martial arts.

Friday, August 17, 2018

Roman Alvarez and Daichi Takenaka are looking to make mighty splash in ONE Championship’s Bantamweight Division

A pair of bantamweight prospects will try to make an impact in ONE Championship’s 65.8-kilogram division when former Pacific Xtreme Combat standout Roman “Sonic Boom” Alvarez of Guam meets former Shooto Pacific Rim featherweight champion Daichi Takenaka at ONE: BEYOND THE HORIZON on Saturday, 8 September at the Baoshan Arena in Shanghai, China.

Born and raised in Guam, Alvarez began his professional mixed martial arts career with a bang, emerging victorious in his first seven matches in regional promotions such as Trench Warz and Pacific Xtreme Combat.

Diamantaire opens a luxurious new boutique

Cullinan Group, Inc.’s premium jewelry brand, Diamantaire, has opened its second flagship at the posh Newport Mall in Resorts World Manila, Pasay City.

Diamantaire, a name associated with skilled diamond artisans and experts, brings decades of experience and an award-winning team of in-house designers. 

Show and Stay for Side Show Manila

Discovery Suites Manila in partnership with Atlantis Theatrical offers Show and Stay for the Broadway musical “Side Show” that runs from August 31 to September 23, 2018 at the Carlos P. Romulo auditorium, RCBC Plaza in Makati City.

Guests checking in between now and September 22, 2018 will get a unique promo code that entitles them to a 20% discount when they buy tickets to Side Show Manila, the heart-warming Tony award-nominated Broadway musical about love, loss, sisterhood and what it truly means to be unique.

Citi sees sustained economic growth and investment opportunities despite global market volatility

Citi, the country’s leading foreign bank, remains positive about economic growth in the Philippines despite current global market volatility. At a series of mid-year outlook events, Citigold clients heard expert views on the current market environment and implications for investment strategy shared by Citi and guest speakers. 

Citi’s consumer banking head Manoj Varma opened the sessions and explained the importance of understanding risks and opportunities when investing. Varma said, “Citigold clients look for trusted advice and up-to-date information, especially during times of market volatility.”


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